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Expansion of Madison unit for juvenile offenders approved

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee voted unanimously Thursday to expand a mental health center in Madison to reduce the number of inmates at the state's juvenile prisons. The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted to go along with Gov. Tony Evers' ...

The champs in 1971

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Each week The Daily News is reprinting older photos, most from its files, as well as featuring past photo on its Facebook page. Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is of Babe Ruth All-Stars of Iron Mountain teammates Earl Huotari and Brian Despines holding the championship banner after returning ...

Legislation lifts virus limits on graduations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Legislature voted Wednesday to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state’s order that restricts crowd sizes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who control the Senate and House supported the bills that lawmakers could finalize ...

Norway council votes to allow marijuana businesses

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday adopted an ordinance that will allow marijuana establishments to open within city limits. While the state in 2018 approved allowing recreational marijuana sales, Norway citizens voted against the move, 641 no to 541 yes. The council cited that ...

Iron County adds eight virus cases; Dickinson has two

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State data Wednesday showed eight more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County but only two new cases in Dickinson County. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday added 46 new confirmed positives: 10 in Marquette ...

State Senate GOP relaxes bill to close drop boxes early

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday relaxed legislation that would have prohibited the use of absentee ballot drop boxes on Election Day, instead proposing to close them at 5 p.m. — three hours before Michigan polls close. The change, which did not appease opponents, was ...